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Will a bad battery cause the plow not to angle?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by shadowmaker1969, Dec 5, 2003.

  1. shadowmaker1969

    shadowmaker1969 Junior Member
    from va
    Messages: 17

    Hooked up the plow (meyers) yesterday and it wouldnt angle. It s stuck all the way to the left. It attempted to but never would. The c solenoid is new, I changed the fluid, I kicked on it and bumped it against something hard with no luck. (havent tried since fluid change) After the change went to get in the truck, battery was dead. Come to find out it was a bad cell. SO, could that have been the problem?

    Why does this always happen when its cold and raining and snow on the way? :realmad:

    Brad
     
  2. Plow Meister

    Plow Meister PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,174

    Doubt it is a bad battery. I would trouble shoot from the solenoid back to find the problem. When the truck is running, the plow runs off the alternator and uses the battery as back-up power. If there is enough power to lift the blade, there will be enough power to tilt the blade.
     
  3. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Check the quick couplers, also try pushing the opposite side against something to see if it breaks free, cylinder could just be stuck, have to do it with my plow every fall when i first get it out.
     
  4. easthavenplower

    easthavenplower Senior Member
    Messages: 282

    what model low pump and what do you have stick or touch pad
     
  5. 1976 Ranger

    1976 Ranger Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    Wonder if the quick couplers could

    be my problem? Mine quite angleing to the right today. The coil has magnetism and power going to it. I was going to replace the
    valve seals tommorrow. But i just went and checked my quick couplers and found the the one for the right was on there let someone welded it together and the left just clicked on and off with no problems. Should i change my coupler ?

    David:confused:
     
  6. shadowmaker1969

    shadowmaker1969 Junior Member
    from va
    Messages: 17

    I have the E47 pump with the toggle sticks. I tried bumping it against something with no luck. Never had any problems with the sticks before. I may break down and buy the touch pad this yr.

    I changed the fluid and soaked the spare solenoid in Kroil, cleaned up nice and installed it. Looks like the storm has missed up here in lower VA anyway.

    Guess I ll hook up the plow one day this week and see if I can get it working.

    Brad
     
  7. shadowmaker1969

    shadowmaker1969 Junior Member
    from va
    Messages: 17

    I have the E47 pump with the toggle sticks. I tried bumping it against something with no luck. Never had any problems with the sticks before. I may break down and buy the touch pad this yr.

    I changed the fluid and soaked the spare solenoid in Kroil, cleaned up nice and installed it. Looks like the storm has missed up here in lower VA anyway.

    Guess I ll hook up the plow one day this week and see if I can get it working.

    Brad